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LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Apr 22, 2023
Zelda and legal battles show Nintendo's dueling gaming ‘freedoms’
Tears of the Kingdom releases in three weeks, but one of Nintendo's biggest targets in the fight against piracy was released from prison first.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 20, 2023
67 million children missed out on vaccines because of COVID-19, UNICEF says
Vaccine coverage among children declined in 112 countries and the percentage of children vaccinated worldwide slipped 5 points to 81%.
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CULTURE / Books
Apr 18, 2023
‘The Great Reclamation’ details the horrors of the foreign occupation in Singapore
Rachel Heng’s dazzling coming-of-age novel, set before the island country’s independence in the 1960s, chronicles the tragedy of progress with a vivid cast of characters.
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CULTURE / Books
Apr 13, 2023
Haruki Murakami’s first novel in six years hits shelves in Japan
The bestselling author spent three years working nonstop on his new novel, 'The City and Its Uncertain Walls,' which reworks the story of the same title from 1980.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 12, 2023
Move over 'Minions,' it’s Mario time at the movies
The iconic plumber Mario is set to make more at the box office than any animated movie. But don’t expect a Nintendo Cinematic Universe just yet.
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JAPAN
Apr 12, 2023
Annual Tokyo fireworks festival to be held for first time in four years
Around 20,000 fireworks will be set off, with the display expected to attract about 950,000 people, according to the organizer.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 11, 2023
'Super Mario Bros. Movie' success gives boost to Nintendo's IP push
The much-anticipated movie has made a record-breaking debut at the box office.
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JAPAN
Apr 11, 2023
Mask use in Japan at 86% despite eased guidelines, AI analysis finds
Revised guidelines that went into effect in March leave it up to individuals to decide on whether to wear a mask.
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BUSINESS
Apr 3, 2023
Japan firms roll back COVID measures for new recruit welcome events
Businesses are gradually returning to normal after the government revised mask-wearing guidance last month, leaving it up to individuals to decide whether or not to wear masks.
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JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
Japan to end negative COVID test requirement for arrivals from China
The new rules will mean travelers from China will no longer have to show proof of a negative test as long as they have had at least three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
COVID measures will be up to Japan's businesses after downgrade
Requests for customers to sanitize their hands or have their temperatures taken are largely based on guidelines created by industries and will likely be less common after May 8.
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BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Mar 27, 2023
With COVID downgrade, Japan expects an economic windfall
According to one estimate, the negative economic impact of COVID-19 for the rest of this year could be ¥800 billion lower due to its reclassification.
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BUSINESS / Longform
Mar 27, 2023
Can the return of international cruises bolster Japan’s beleaguered tourism industry?
The industry is struggling to deal with pandemic-induced challenges such as staff shortages and concerned residents near ports.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 27, 2023
COVID-era relocation trend may be fading despite work flexibility
The balance between those relocating to Tokyo and those leaving it widened again last year, accelerating the capital's population growth.
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BUSINESS
Mar 27, 2023
Shanghai expat exodus shows 'zero-COVID's' enduring scars
Shanghai has seen an exodus since the brutal two-month lockdown that crippled the city of 25 million from late last March.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 19, 2023
The cherry blossoms are back, but is Tokyo?
Japan’s famous petals are blooming, and for the first time in four years so are the associated parties. But not everything COVID-19 took away will return.
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CULTURE / Books
Mar 19, 2023
'The Flowers of Buffoonery': Osamu Dazai's unexpected portrait of camaraderie
The novel adds new texture to the author's classic 'No Longer Human,' while bringing levity to a somewhat dire thesis: The world is full of inauthenticity.
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JAPAN
Mar 17, 2023
Japan's school students won't be required to wear masks from April
Students will not be required to wear masks even when singing together, an activity believed to have a relatively high risk of infection, according to new guidelines.
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BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 14, 2023
Tokyo to get major new office spaces this year, but is there demand?
Massive redevelopment projects in central areas are opening at a time when the vacancy rate is already indicating oversupply.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 14, 2023
China set to resume issuing visas as it emerges from 'zero-COVID'
The move will also see visa-free entry into Guangdong province resumed for foreigners in groups from Hong Kong and Macau, and for those on cruise ships stopping in Shanghai.

Longform

Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores